Monday, November 23, 2009

Millennium Harvest House Hosts the Last and Biggest CU Buffs Tailgate Party November 27

This Friday, CU Battles Nebraska
Gardens Open at 9:30 a.m.

Plus, FM Sportsradio 104.3 The FAN Hosts the Grand Finale of the Tecate Tailgate Grill-Off Contest

Long home to the largest pre-, during and post-game parties for all CU Buffs' home football games, this year the Millennium Harvest House welcomes FSN Rocky Mountain and FM Sportsradio 104.3 The FAN for live game day coverage.

A few hours prior to each home CU Buffs' football game, the Millennium Harvest House opens its expansive gardens. Fans gather to discuss stats and scores and enjoy perfectly grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as cold and hot beverages. The party continues with a live broadcast of the game on a mega 14-foot all-weather screen surrounded by plenty of comfortable seating. Special overnight and dining packages are frequently offered through the Millennium Harvest House web site.

WHAT: The CU Buffs' largest tailgate party at which fans gather before and after each home game or stick around to watch CU Buffs games on a mega 14-foot screen set up amidst the hotel's manicured gardens and expansive lawns. FSN Rocky Mountain telecasts live from the hotel's gardens, while FM Sportsradio 104.3 The FAN broadcasts the pre-game show inside from Coaches Corner. The FAN has hosted the on-site Tecate Grill Off Contest with participants competing during each of the past four tailgate parties for a $500 grill. During this week's final 2009 tailgate party, grill-off winners from each of the previous weeks will compete for the grand prize trip to Mexico.

: Friday, November 27, 2009: The party starts at 9:30 a.m.; 1:30 p.m. game start against Nebraska

: The Millennium Harvest House, 1345 28th St., Boulder, CO 80302 • 303-443-3850 •

COST: Free; $20 gameday parking


Nestled at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains just minutes from downtown Boulder, the historic Pearl Street Mall and assorted adventure sports destinations, Millennium Harvest House Boulder is an ideal spot for business and pleasure.

The 269-room hotel is adjacent to the University of Colorado, with an abundance of onsite amenities and recreational facilities including 15 tennis courts (five covered for winter play), indoor and outdoor swimming pools, an exercise room, basketball court and more. Many rooms look onto the Boulder Creek Path or the Rockies.

The acclaimed restaurant, Thyme on the Creek is a relaxed and enjoyable spot with inspired menu selections and heated terrace seating throughout the year, while Fuller Griffin's, the city's original cigar bar, is the spot for hand-rolled smokes and carefully crafted cocktails. The hotel is also well suited for meetings and events, with 18,000 square-feet of function space. Coaches Corner Interactive Sports Bar is always a favorite to watch the big game or catch up with friends over one of many available games and activities.

The Millennium Harvest House is located at 1345 28th Street, just north of the University of Colorado. Learn more by calling 303-443-3850 or

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Swing Into the Holidaze!

... with Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Theatre

Frequent Flyers brings 40's era swing music and Gershwin with that special bounce & spin! From classics such as: "In the Mood" to Prima's famous "Sing, Sing, Sing" this show jumps: literally! Bungie, stilts, tippy hoops, aerial fabric, trapeze and more! Perfect for the entire family.
At the Dairy Center for the Arts Performance Space, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, December 11-13 and 18-20.

Fridays / Saturdays, 7:30pm
Sundays, 2pm

Dairy Center for the Arts Performance Space
2590 Walnut St.

General Seating: $18 for adults; $15 seniors and kids 12 & under
Reserved Seating: $23 all ages

To order tickets online, visit the Frequent Flyers website or order in person/by phone through the Dairy box office, Tues-Fri, 1-5pm: 303-444-7328 or FrontGate Tickets, Mon-Sat, 8am-8pm: 1-888-512-7469 (service charges apply).

MORE INFORMATION: 303-245-8272,

Christmas Tea and Concert...a Scottish affair

December is right around the corner, and with it, loads of holiday events. Our complete holiday event listing will be online soon at Until then, enjoy these tidbits posted to our blog as we hear about them.

Come and enjoy fine teas (coffee and hot chocolate will also be served) and delicious food plus entertainment at the Colorado Youth Pipe Band and Highland Dance Troupe's 20th Anniversary Christmas-Time Tea and Concert on Sunday, December 13 from 2-5pm at the historic and beautiful Highlands Masonic Temple located at 3550 Federal Boulevard in Denver.

You will also find a variety of silent auction items and you may be able to do some of your Christmas shopping while enjoying the concert and refreshments. Perhaps you will win one of the great door prizes including a stay at the beautiful Glen Eyrie Castle in Colorado Springs!

The tea is also a fundraiser: $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 12 and over, children under 12, free.

Reservations are required and can be made by sending your check made out to "CYPB" to Ken McIntosh, 8989 W. 14th Avenue, #405-South, Lakewood, CO 80215. If you have any questions write to kenmcintosh or call 303-234-0469.

WHEN: Sunday, December 13, 2009
TIME: 2:00 – 5:00pm
WHERE: Historic and beautiful Highlands Masonic Temple
3550 Federal Boulevard, Denver

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Elmo's Growing up in Loveland!

Abby Cadabby, the newest Muppet on Sesame Street, along with Elmo, Zoe, Rosita and all of her furry and feathered friends as they ask, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ Get ready to sing cowboy songs, ride the rails and more when Sesame Street Live “When Elmo Grows Up” performs at Budweiser Events Center from Friday, Dec. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 6. Presented by VEE Corporation, tickets for all five performances are on sale now.

When Elmo and his Sesame Street Live friends think about growing up, it’s a musical show-and-tell! Bert dreams of becoming a forest ranger, Telly longs to be a cowboy and their newest friend, Abby Cadabby, wants to be a Fairy Godmother just like her mommy. Elmo thinks about becoming a ‘weather monster,’ but has a hard time predicting his own forecast—he wants to be anything and everything all at once! “When Elmo Grows Up” includes lessons on perseverance, teamwork and the power of imagination. Children learn that if they believe in themselves and are willing to try, the possibilities are endless.

Like television’s Sesame Street, each Sesame Street Live production features timeless lessons for all ages. Through the razzle-dazzle of this musical Broadway-quality musical production, children learn about patience, acceptance and teamwork. The universal appeal of a Sesame Street Live production continues long after preschool. Adults will appreciate the high-tech stagecraft, cleverly written scripts, and music they’ll recognize and enjoy sharing with children, such as “Home on the Range,” “Down on the Corner” and “Give a Little Love.” “When Elmo Grows Up” features nearly two dozen songs, including classics that children will love to sing along with such as “I Love Trash” and “Itsy Bitsy Spider.”

Sesame Street Live "When Elmo Grows Up"

Fri, Dec. 4: 7 p.m. (*Opening Night Discount)
Sat, Dec. 5: 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Sun, Dec. 6: 1 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.

Budweiser Events Center
5290 Arena Circle
Loveland, CO 80528

Tickets: $13 and $18. A limited number of $22 premium seats and $28 Gold Circle seats are also available. *Opening Night, all seats (excluding Gold Circle) are $12. A facility fee of $1.00 and a parking fee of $1.00 will be added to all ticket prices. Additional fees and discounts may apply. For more information, call 970-619-4112. To charge tickets by phone, please call 877-544-8499. Tickets may also be purchased online at For information online, please visit the Sesame Street Live website. Become a fan of Sesame Street Live on Facebook.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cultural Forum 2010: "Innovating in Turbulent Times"


Cultural Forum 2010: "Innovating in Turbulent Times"
Date and time: Thursday, January 14, 2010, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver, 2344 E. Iliff Ave. Denver, CO

Featuring keynote speaker Richard Evans, president of Emc Arts. With decades of experience in research and consultation in the world of arts and culture throughout the United States and Great Britain, Richard Evans is recognized internationally as a leader in the field and expert in helping organizations innovate.

About the program: The annual cultural forum luncheon was launched in 2003 to cultivate an informed, engaged leadership to ensure robust creative leadership in Colorado. This year, innovation and capacity-building in today's challenging and competitive marketplace will be a central theme of the luncheon.

Presented by Arts for Colorado, the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, the Colorado Council on the Arts, the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs, the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, and Think360 Arts.

Invitation to follow

Are you a member of Arts for Colorado? If not, we encourage you to join us! Your membership is a vote for support of arts and culture in the state of Colorado. Visit our membership page and please share this communication on to others who may wish to support the arts and culture in Colorado.

Arts for Colorado
1743 Wazee Street, Mailbox 6
Denver, CO 80202

Monday, November 16, 2009

Amy Goodman Visiting Boulder November 28

Amy Goodman, New York Times best-selling author and award-winning host of Democracy Now!, will be in Boulder Nov. 28 to release her new book Breaking the Sound Barrier, featuring an introduction by Bill Moyers.

Amy Goodman, award-winning host of the daily, internationally broadcast radio and television program Democracy Now!, breaks through the corporate media’s sound-bites and silence in this wide-ranging new collection of articles. In place of the usual suspects—the “experts” who, in Goodman’s words, “know so little about so much, explain the world to us, and get it so wrong”—this accessible, lively collection allows the voices often excluded and ignored to be heard loud and clear. From community organizers in New Orleans, to the courageous American soldiers who’ve said “No” to Washington’s wars, we are given the extraordinary opportunity to hear ordinary people standing up and speaking out.

For her most recent column, "The Tortured Logic Continues" on Bush-era policies still being upheld today, visit TruthDig.

For her popular radio and television program, Democracy Now!, Goodman reports on a broad spectrum of current events on a daily basis, and is able to speak on any number of breaking news, foreign policy, and current events topics, from the ongoing debates regarding healthcare and Afghanistan, to questions surrounding the criminal justice system, the changing media landscape, and much more. For recent shows, covering the recent elections, the recession and ongoing controversy surrounding various Wall Street players, environmental degradation, Afghanistan, healthcare, and more, visit Democracy Now!.

Boulder Author Event: Saturday, November 28th, 7:00 pm, Boulder Unity Church, 2855 Folsom
Tickets, $10 Listener Members, $15 General Public, to benefit KGNU Community Radio

“Amy Goodman is a towering progressive freedom-fighter in the media and the world. Breaking the Sound Barrier is another expression of her vision and courage.”
—Cornel West

“If you are one of the millions of people who love listening to Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!, and appreciate the passion, intelligence, and insight she brings to her subjects, I’ve got very good news: she’s just as compelling, thought-provoking, and fearless on the page. By bringing us the perspectives of those too often denied access to the media megaphone, Breaking the Sound Barrier is crusading journalism at its best.”
—Arianna Huffington

“There is no one who should be more on mainstream media, every day reminding us and giving us a glimpse of the power of one, than Amy. She will go down in history as one of the voices of democracy’s greatest champions."
—Willie Nelson

Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist, columnist for King Features Syndicate, and author and the host/executive producer of Democracy Now! airing on nearly 800 stations worldwide. Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ for “developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media.” Goodman is the co-author with her brother, journalist David Goodman, of three New York Times bestsellers: Standing Up to the Madness, Static, and The Exception to the Rulers.


“Amy Goodman has taken investigative journalism to new heights.” —Noam Chomsky

“You want public broadcasting to be balanced against all these elite establishment voices that get heard? Get Amy Goodman on public television.” —Bill Moyers

“What journalism should be: beholden to the interests of people, not power and profit.” —Arundhati Roy

“Amy Goodman is not afraid to speak truth to power. She does it everyday.” —Susan Sarandon

“Amy Goodman continues the quest for global justice and awareness by bringing us stories and a perspective that we don’t normally get from the mainstream media.” —Danny Glover

CU Clean Energy Rally November 17

Students Urge CU Administration to Make Moving Campus Off of Coal their Top Priorit

Dozens of University of Colorado – Boulder (CU) students will gather by the UMC Fountain on Tuesday to demonstrate support for CU to make clean energy its top priority. Students will display a 10-foot tall mountain without its peak symbolizing the potential CU has to be a fully sustainable campus. The University has accomplished a great deal but its achievements in sustainability are undermined by its allowance of coal-based energy to power the campus. Students at CU are part of a global movement to stop global warming, a national Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign to bring an end to the destructive consequences of coal, and a local effort to oppose air pollution permits for Xcel Energy’s CO coal plants.

WHAT: Clean Energy Rally to appreciate campus sustainability efforts and demonstrate the widespread campus community support to move CU beyond coal to 100% clean renewable energy by 2014.

WHEN: 12:00 p.m. - Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 2009

WHERE: University of Colorado – Boulder campus, University Memorial Center, Dalton Trombu Fountain Court.

Directions: Open area surrounded by the University Memorial Center (UMC), Sibell Wolle Fine Arts Building (FA), Cristol Chemistry and Biochemistry Building (CHEM), and Hellems Arts and Sciences (HLMS).

WHO: Sierra Student Coalition’s CU Beyond Coal Campaign student coordinators and other campus student leaders and community members.

VISUALS: A large (10’ tall x 7’ wide) symbolic mountain of CU’s sustainability potential will be topped off with a bright yellow “Beyond Coal” peak. Dozens of students will be wearing bright yellow “Beyond Coal” t-shirts, holding signs saying “CU Beyond Coal,” “I Heart Clean Energy,” and many other clean energy encouragements.

Follow the event on FACEBOOK
Visit Sierra Student Coalition on the web

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Making Legends, Inspiring Adventure: Fifth Annual Adventure Film Festival Opens Today!

The Fifth Annual Adventure Film Festival, from November 12-14, 2009, premieres the most exciting and inspiring award-winning independent films from around the world. The festival is dedicated to all aspects of adventure—from serious exploration to environmental heroism to gripping tales from the edge of the believable. Presented by Patagonia, this three-day festival features over 20 high caliber films handpicked by the Adventure Film Selection Committee from over 200 entries submitted from around the word. At the best venues in town, including the historic Boulder Theater and the intimate B-Side Lounge, the eclectic lineup features exploration, surfing, climbing, biking, skiing, as well as films that tackle environmentalism, global awareness, and social issues. There will also be an Adventure Filmmaking Workshop designed to inspire the audience to create outdoor films of their own. Discussions with top outdoor filmmakers, photography exhibits, gear giveaways, live music, and fundraising for non-profit organizations enrich the community experience.

This year’s festival will to pay tribute to the late Jonathan “Jonny” Copp, founder of the Adventure Film Festival and visionary who was killed in an avalanche in western China this past spring, during an expedition to make a first ascent of the 6800-meter Mount Edgar. This year’s festival will present a special episode from the new National Geographic series 'First Ascent: Point of No Return,’ which documents the final days of elite climbers Jonny and his partner Micah Dash, and Sender Films’ cameraman Wade Johnson. Jonny’s passing reminds us all of the spirit of Adventure Film—the belief in the power of the story, especially the narrative of adventure and awakening to change and challenge the world we live in. With over 5,000 attendees in 2008, the Adventure Film Festival goes on with the support of filmmakers, sponsors, non-profits, partners, volunteers—all adventurers—who believe in the message: “Make your own legends.” After the Boulder event, Adventure Film will mobilize the 2009 award winners to audiences across the US, and internationally to Chile, France, and South Africa.


Adventure Film is partnered with Leave No Trace, an international non-profit dedicated to conscious recreation and environmental education. Adventure Film and Leave No Trace’s missions and direction have coincided to promote “Activism through Adventure.”

The Jonny Copp Foundation is dedicated to providing opportunities to bring creative expression and adventure to life. They offer grants, outreach programs, exhibits, and a forum that stimulates individual creativity, intellectual promise and the spirit of adventure. The goal is to enable individuals to realize their full potential while creating positive change for themselves, and others around the world.


Adventure Film was created in 2004 by adventurers, filmmakers and artists wishing to spread the creativity, enthusiasm, and activism inherent to outdoor adventure. Adventure Film celebrates, supports and ties in with those who wish to inspire and fire the creative kilns of transformation and awareness.

Climb. Ride. Fly. Slide.
Fight for your environment. Inspire.
Go higher than you've ever dared to go.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Piano Performance and Pre-concert Lecture

Pianist Dr. Robert Dusek will perform sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven, and Ives in recital Saturday, November 7th at 7:00 PM at Rivendell College.  The pre-concert lecture, beginning at 6:00, will focus on the Second Piano Sonata by Charles Ives.  Also known as the "Concord Sonata," this piece is a landmark in piano literature and is rarely heard live.  Rivendell College East Campus is located at 5495 Baseline Road, just East of Foothills Parkway in Boulder.  General admission is $10 (suggested) at the door.